Douglas Smith is project leader of the 'Yellowstone Wolf Project'. He has been studying wolves and working for their reintroduction to the wild for more than 20 years. Gary Ferguson is an award-winning nature writer. He has written several books, and his articles have appeared in such publications as Vanity Fair.
"Decade of the Wolf does a wonderful job of synthesizing both the mysteries and the facts of past and ongoing wold recovery in and around theYellowstone ecosystem. Respectful and intriguing, this in an indispensable historical document on the West, all the more so for the elegance of the story and the clarity of writing."--Rick Bass, author of "The New Wolves" and "Ninemile Wolves" "Decade of the Wolf is an ardent and enthusiastic, highly-informed personal history of the very successful re-introduction of wolves into Yellowstone. This should be your book if you care at all about preserving wildness in the world."--William Kittredge, author of "The Nature of Generosity "and "The Best Short Stories of William Kittredge" "One of the great privlidges of my life as an American was to stand last summer on a ridge in the Lamar Valley and watch, with hundreds of other people, a pack of wolves at play in the grassy plain below. That their presence was the result of human decisions and human love documented in this fine book only made that view all the sweeter."--Bill McKibben, author of "Wandering Home: A Long Walk Through America's Most Hopeful Region" "Smith's wide-ranging research and Ferguson's skillful storytelling should inspire us to believe in the possibility of healing the woulnds that humankind has inflicted on the natural world."--Thomas NcNamee, author of "The Return of the Wolf to Yellowstone" "A fitting tribute to the first ten critical years of wold restoration to Yellowstone National Park."--L. David Mech, author of "The Wolf: The Ecology and Behavior of an Endangered Species" "Doug Smith can tell the complete story of this grand ecological experiment better than anyone. Decade of the Wolf includes fascinating accounds of individual wolves in unprecedented detail and wold behavior never before seen or described."--Rolf Peterson, Director of Wolf-Moose Studies, Isle Royale National Park